Banner image

Preview: Birmingham City v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Bristol City
Sky Bet Championship
St Andrews
Saturday, September 12th, 3pm

Bristol City face unbeaten Birmingham City this Saturday at St Andrews following the international break.

All the key information on tomorrow's opponents can be found below.

BIRMINGHAM CITY
The Blues have started the season in good form and remain unbeaten after four games with two wins and two draws. They managed to keep prized asset Demarai Gray in the summer and have assembled a squad capable of pushing for the play-off places.

MANAGER
Gary Rowett - Former Blues defender appointed the club’s manager in 2014 after a seven-year association with Burton Albion as a player and manager. The 41-year-old missed out on promotion from Sky Bet League Two with the Brewers losing in the play-offs in consecutive seasons. He was offered the Blackpool job a month before he took over at St. Andrew's.

STAR MAN
Demarai Gray - A product of the Blues academy and an England Under-20 international. The young winger has been the subject of interest from Premier League clubs after impressing since making debut at 17. Gray has made 57 appearances for Birmingham scoring seven goals.

OFFICIALS
Mark Brown is appointed as the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Robert Merchant and Andrew Laver. The fourth official will be Christopher Sarginson.

TICKETS
The match is all-ticket for away supporters. There will be 2,600 City fans at St. Andrew's.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol City 0-1 Birmingham City - A goal from Wade Elliott earned the Blues all three points at Ashton Gate, consigning City to Sky Bet League One football in the process.

LAST SEASON
Sky Bet Championship: 10th
FA Cup: Fourth round (lost to West Bromwich Albion)
Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Sunderland)

DID YOU KNOW?
The club had three names prior to becoming Birmingham City in 1944 (Small Heath Alliance 1875-1888, Small Heath 1888-1905, Birmingham 1905-1944).

Related News

We've Worked Hard During The Break - Cotterill

We've Worked Hard During The Break - Cotterill

Posted: Friday, September 11th 2015

Bumper Away Crowd Can Help - Pack

Bumper Away Crowd Can Help - Pack

Posted: Friday, September 11th 2015

Cotterill On His Defensive Signings

Cotterill On His Defensive Signings

Posted: Thursday, September 10th 2015

Errors Must Be Cut Out - Flint

Errors Must Be Cut Out - Flint

Posted: Friday, September 11th 2015

Latest News

Smith returns as Interim Head Coach

Smith returns as Interim Head Coach

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021

International Watch: June 2021

International Watch: June 2021

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Community Foundation summer holiday camps
Rugby icon

Community Foundation summer holiday camps

The Community Foundation will host five Player Development Camps and three Skills Masterclasses during a jam-packed summer holiday schedule.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Rugby

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter
Bristol Sport icon

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter

Plans for a new Sporting Quarter at Ashton Gate have now been submitted to Bristol City Council.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Bristol Sport

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series
Rugby icon

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series

Harry Randall, Will Capon and Max Malins have been named in Eddie Jones’ updated 36-player England squad as they continue preparations for their summer series of fixtures.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win
Rugby icon

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win

Jack Bates, Deago Bailey and Alex Groves all featured as England U20 Men produced a stunning second half comeback to begin their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a win against France.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins

Bristol Bears squandered a 28-point lead to lose a mind-blowing Gallagher Premiership semi-final to Harlequins after extra time.

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021 • Rugby